Colombia’s government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, resumed peace talks in Havana on Wednesday, hoping to end one of the world’s longest running conflicts that absorbs 2 per cent of the country’s GDP, according to some estimates.

But rating agencies seem confident about the Andean country, whatever the outcome. Read more

Start spreading the news: the Farc guerrillas and the Colombian government agreed to begin peace talks during a meeting in communist-led Cuba, local media reported on Monday.

The Andean country has attracted record foreign direct investment in recent years as the military has been forcing the guerrillas deeper into Colombia’s jungles. Would this mean foreign investors are expected to rush in (even) more? Read more